Houston Food Bank Needs Volunteers to Assist with Huge Demand

Houston Food Bank needs volunteers! 

Houston Food Bank is now distributing approximately 1 million pounds of food daily, up from 400,000 a day pre-COVID-19. Volunteers are essential to Houston Food Bank’s operations, and are needed now more than ever.

Individuals who are well and feel comfortable volunteering can register online at houstonfoodbank.org for a shift(s):  8 am to noon, 1-4 pm and 6-9 pm, Monday to Saturday, some Sundays and offsite options available as well. We are adding new shifts frequently.  

Houston Food Bank is practicing social distancing and increased safety measures – temperatures are taken on all individuals entering the building or project areas, enhanced sanitation throughout the facilities, sanitation stations throughout the facilities, and masks are required.

To register and see available timeslots, visit:  www.houstonfoodbank.org/volunteernow.  


  • 535 Portwall Street Location (HFB’s main warehouse) with Packing, sorting, inspecting product; Kitchen prep
  • 8530 Market Street Location* (HFB’s temporary warehouse) with Packing, sorting, inspecting product for distribution
  • Neighborhood Super Site Distributions with Distributing food in drive-through model at Klein area (Fridays) and NRG Parking Lot (Saturdays)


General volunteer shifts are Monday to Saturday, 8 am to noon, 1-4 pm and 6-9 pm.

Some Sundays and offsite options available as well.


For more information on Houston Food Bank, its COVID-19 resources and to request assistance, please call the hotline at: 832-369-9390 or visit: houstonfoodbank.org/covid19/